Published August 29, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Echinaceae pallidae radix, echinacea pallida root.
Echinacea pallida root, consisting of fresh or dried root of Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt. [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
In a carbon clearance test, alcohol root extracts show an increase in the elimination of carbon particles by a factor of 2.2. In vitro:
Alcohol root extracts show an increase in phagocytic elements by 23 percent when tested in granulocyte smears at a concentration of 10-4 - 10-2 mg/ml. Clinical Data 1. Uses Supportive therapy for influenza-like infections.
Not to be used when progressive systemic diseases such as the following exist:
Tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, HIV infection, and other autoimmune diseases.
Unless otherwise indicated:
Tincture (1:5) with 50 percent (v/v) ethanol from native dry extract (50 percent ethanol, 7 - 11:1), corresponding to 900 mg herb. Information for children's dosage is not available.
Liquid forms for oral administration.
Not longer than 8 weeks.